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Chat for " Water / Liquid "
« on: May 29, 2011, 12:49:54 PM »
It gets harder each time to think of a theme for the comp that we have not had before so this week I have decided on " WATER / LIQUID "

So anything from rivers & streams to a single water drop or a pint of ale. 

Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 30th May 2011 to 23:59 Sunday 5th June 2011 .
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 16th May 2011.
Poll will be up Tuesday 7th June 2011.
Winner to be announced Saturday 11th June 2011.

The Rules for the weekly competition are...

By entering you agree to take responsibility to
Post a topic on the Sunday following your declared win
Create an entries thread
Create a chat thread
Create a poll for that weeks comp and declare the winner on the Saturday
(if for any reason there is a problem and no subject is posted by the winner by Monday night admin will advise second place winner to post the topic asap, do the poll etc)

In case of a tie, the first entry posted wins.

Photos to be taken during the specified dates, ie Monday xx to Sunday xx

Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59 Monday night
 



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Re: Chat for " Water / Liquid "
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011, 01:41:00 PM »
Thanks Dave . .  it hasn't rained here for nearly two months, so maybe this will be a kind of rain dance for us.

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Re: Chat for " Water / Liquid "
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 05:22:12 PM »
Early one from me this week, went to Chatsworth House yesterday and of course had to take this classic shot  :)
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Re: Chat for " Water / Liquid "
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 03:45:55 PM »
Weather still not encouraging but I went out on my bike more in hope than expectation to photograph some water. Gave it up as a bad job, then on my way home a red squirrel ran across the road so close I had to brake hard. I stopped, it  started up a tree and then posed (no other word for it) in full view about three feet away. It stayed and watched as I carefully got my camera out and switched on, but before I could get a shot a car came by and startled it. It didn't go far though, and stayed to let me take this one.

However, no water entry from me I fear...




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Re: Chat for " Water / Liquid "
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011, 11:21:10 PM »
No water from me either, just a puny cup of coffee.  I've been more or less confined to barracks marking exam papers and although much liquid has been consumed in the process, by the time I remembered the comp each evening, the bottle was  empty.  I should have made this week's theme recycling - got plenty of that now!

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Re: Chat for " Water / Liquid "
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 11:03:38 AM »
For the first time in a long time I spent more than 30 seconds on my entry.



The water in the glasses is tinted with food colouring and the lighting is from a 1980's Cobra 400 camera left with a blue filter and a Yongnuo 460ll camera right with a red filter. The filters had come with the Cobra when I originally bought it, and because old flashguns often have bigger tubes than modern ones a bit of sellotape easily fixed the blue filter to the newer Yongnuo. The flashes were triggered with Yongnuo CTR 301Ps. I don't know why, but these work much better with my Pentax cameras than the more popular RF-602s which won't sync above 1/125 sec. Also the CTR 301Ps have a light trigger as well as a radio trigger and they have tripod mounts.

Here's the reject:



It was fun tilting the glasses, but I don't have a backdrop big enough to work at that angle and distance.  :(
« Last Edit: June 06, 2011, 12:35:42 PM by Hinfrance »
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